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Any other anons here work remote? I've been at my current job for 7+ months working remote and have some concerns, wondering if others have felt the same way / how they have dealt with them:

a) I don't have the opportunity to build rapport with my boss / coworkers, I receive almost 0 feedback regarding my art work. I simply do the job and get paid. Some people might like this but it makes me feel uneasy, I don't have a solid grasp regarding my current status... I guess no news is good news?

b) Kinda ties into my first concern but there's not much growth in a remote environment (or at least mine). At an office you can bounce ideas off your coworkers, learn new techniques, etc. but my current setup is less team-oriented and i focus on individual projects. I am technically on a team but we work individually.
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well duh what did you expect? 90% of remote jobs are bodyshops, and most of the time you don't even know it. you take remote only if there is no other options, of course it's fucking garbage, but still better than having no money or doing nothing.
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>>613324
ha yes that's very true, i keep trying to focus on the up-sides and i'm trying not to bitch/whine so much because of these perks (making my own schedule, no commute). What do you mean by bodyshop? I'm unfamiliar with this reference.
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>>613328
bodyshop is a company that re-sells your work.
biggest sign of bodyshop is no feedback. your so called "client" doesn't give a shit about the work so why would he give you any feedback if he simply re-sells your goods. OR your client says all good, no problem and suddenly few days later you are bombarded with feedback (actual client got this hand on your stuff). or big delays between submits and feedback might be a sign of bodyshop because your mediator needs time to get in touch with real client.
be careful, remote is fucking riddled with bodyshops and very subtle ones. you may end up doing really expensive job without even knowing it.
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What are bodyshops?
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>>613590
What are scrollbars?
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>>613626
What is life?
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>>613318

What you're saying is about par for the course when working remote. I've been on both sides of this, as someone that has hired remote workers, it's no less weird for the person managing you. Just as you're having a hard time figuring out your status within the company, making contacts and picking up new skills, we have a hard time gauging your commitments. We're a social species, and there's just something about physical proximity.

Lots of two-way communication is important when working remote. Zero feedback is not a good sign, and it is an indicator that you're in some sort of dodgy arrangement. It might be a bodyshop or other middle-man situation, but I've also had my work used in projects intended to exploit tax loopholes, and others I suspect were outright money laundering outfits. I have a friend whose boss actually got indicted on the latter.
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>>613336
>>613831

Thanks for both of your insight. I'm pretty sure I do not work for a 'bodyshop', comparing the company I work for to what you've both described; however, I do appreciate the note that my employer also might need more consistent updates from me which might help things overall. I think aside from when i turn work in daily, I can send a bi-weekly 'how are things doing' type e-mail? Just to touch base regarding my work / any general concerns / even personal check-up. I also can do a better job working during the early morning office hours (for those who go into the office daily), just to make myself more available for urgent matters/calls.

I believe what might also tie into this general uneasy feeling is that I actually do 'love' my job. It's a suspiciously perfect fit for me, so much so where i have thought 'this can't last forever' on many occasions. I'm assuming this happens to everyone who actually turn their hobby into a job though!
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If you don't like working by remote, why not work somewhere?

You've got a portfolio of paid pieces and you've got a resume of work experience.
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The proper term for this "bodyshop" shit is "Broker".

Someone who acts as intermediary between two parties is a broker. I'm not defending it, I'm simply being a language autist. You may not like that you're paying a (potentially large) fee to someone for making a market, but without them you would have to find buyers on your own (some of whom may only be available through the personal connections or "networking" of the broker).
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>>613804
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>>614183

Unfortunately I can't use/share the work I complete since i signed an NDA. Also to be honest this is my first real job doing 3D work since college graduation somewhat recently and my portfolio hasn't been touched since haha. It needs some freshening up, which I intend to start/complete over the next ~10 months.

So i'm in a space where, yes - i have work experience, but not much, I can't share the work i've completed, and my portfolio from college needs reworked almost 80%.
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>>614496
I guess you should go eat worms then.
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>>614496
I wonder about what level of portfolio you need to get a jerb
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>>614534
depends on the jerb you're applying for really. architectural studios/game studios look for the highest quality from what i've seen/experienced.
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>>614591
I just want any jerb so that I dont starve
even modelling latrines will do




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